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Erosion is an issue which can affect many projects and is a significant area of concern on most construction sites. With the UK’s differing weather patterns, erosion is a threat not only to the environment, but can pollute surrounding rivers and bodies of water, putting both wildlife and human health at risk. It can damage and contaminate watercourses quickly and cause contamination often significant distances from the point of where the event occurred.
We help by providing design led expertise, advice and solutions to prevent this happening thereby saving the client and the contractor valuable resources.
The upgrading of our transport network and remedial works on our busy roads creates many opportunities where the ground needs improving from reinforcing and preventing erosion on embankments through to Suds applications on new highways where drainage ditches need assistance in establishment of vegetation.
Rail applications are often demanding and time sensitive with track-bed construction applications typically cover separation to prevent the sub-base and sub-grade intermixing, filtration and drainage management. We can source and supply fully approved products when required.
Embankments are an essential part of many developments, providing form, function, protection, and landscaping. To deliver this, embankment stabilisation is essential – reinforcing the resistance and stability of soils to preserve the integrity of a slope or embankment, especially around watercourses and drainage channels.
Without stabilising the slope and controlling erosion, developments for new residential areas, roads and railways or reservoirs and dams, are vulnerable to erosion from surface water runoff, especially in the early stages until vegetation is firmly established.
Geotechnical Engineering is a branch of civil engineering that relates to the analysis, design, and construction of foundations, retaining structures and groundworks.
It centres around the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of both soil and rock and involves assessing field data, engineering ways to stabilise foundations and slopes, and designing foundations. It also covers overseeing work on a construction site.
Geotechnical Engineering covers a range of applications including foundations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, and landfills.
Stratec are independent experts in Geotechnical products and applications for the physical and naturally built environments.
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